OVERTON'S Hampshire Premier League match against Colden Common was reversed to Bridge Street, Overton on Saturday morning and it proved a great move as Overton won 2-0.

The home side welcomed Kieron Fuller back into the starting line up alongside Max Elward in the centre of midfield.

Overton started brightly with chances falling to Steve Price and Dave Parry and should have had the match won with the chances that fell to them in the first 20 minutes.

The opening goal came from some nice work from Price and James Jupp down the right flank with Jupp crossing for Parry to finish well from nine yards out.

Colden lost their skipper on 30 minutes and his replacement made an immediate impact with a well timed run from midfield to latch onto a long ball and slot the equaliser with his first touch past the advancing Sean O’Brien in the Overton goal to make it 1-1 at half time.

The second half turned into a very competitive affair with both sides putting in some hefty challenges in difficult conditions.

Despite the worsening conditions the winning goal came for a sublime finish from Mersen Webb who played out of his natural position to pick the ball up on 65 minutes to cut in on his right to execute a 25-yard strike into the top corner to put Overton back in front.

With emotions and tempers flared, a flashpoint in the game saw Max Elward receive a straight red card on 70mins for an alleged leading arm which caught a Colden Common front man to leave Overton to manage the rest of the game with 10 men.

Overton organised themselves well with continued grit and determination to see the game out well and pick up their sixth straight win to put them fourth in the table.

Joint manager Gary Savory said: "All credit to the Overton Rec Centre, the groundsman and Overton committee for getting the match reversed to Overton.

"The lads did not let anyone down with their display. Colden Common were stronger than their league position, however our new strength and aggression won us the game.

"We are so proud of the whole squad who worked hard and showed great team spirit to hold on for the win. The strike from Mersen Webb deserved to win any game of football. We go to Bush Hill away on Saturday high on confidence and looking forward to the challenge."